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March 14, 2019
Foundation Paper Piecing ~ The Scrapatch Way from Life in the Scrapatch


Ventana FPP Quilt Block 3

These are my first foundation pieced blocks in a few years.
I am really enjoying making these blocks.

This is the
I bought a kit for this pattern about four years ago and never got to it.

If you have never done FPP before this might be a good beginners pattern,
as the pieces are fairly large for FPP pieces.

It is also a good pattern to showcase large prints.

I felt all thumbs for the first few minutes,
but my foundation paper piecing skills came back 
like ...

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March 13, 2019
Ask Sassy! Quilting Questions… from The Sassy Quilter

Ask Sassy!

Today’s quilty question:

What do I try if my thread keeps breaking???

Well, first things first… Completely re-thread your machine and bobbin.

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Photo by Jonas Kakaroto on Pexels.com

If that doesn’t do the trick… Let’s look at your thread and needle!

When quilting we are generally using a 40 or 50wt cotton thread. If using a special type of thread, you may need a special needle. Otherwise, a universal needle should be fine.

Secondly…. When did you last change your needle??? This is one of the biggest things we as quilters forget to do ...

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February 28, 2019
Easy Double Split Rectangle from Road Home Quilting

Say you want to make a Double Split Rectangle. For example, 2.5"x4.5".

Cutting
Add 1/2" to the length and cut one Base = 2.5"x5 (blue)
Add 1" to the length and cut two Wings = 2.5" x 5.5" (pink, A & B)
[Full disclosure: I'm adding 1/4" width, just for fudge room. Although it hasn't proved necessary in testing.]

Marking
On top end of Base, mark center. And marks 1/4" on each side of center.
On bottom end of Base, mark 1/4" from each side.

Press under 1/4" of ...

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February 26, 2019
Sassy Tip 108 from The Sassy Quilter

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Spray Starch

I learned this tip several years ago at a QuiltCon lecture…

When using spray starch… Spray starch on backside of what you are pressing.

When starching your fabric it should feel slightly damp after you spray it. If you spray on the front side and then press, most of the spray gets on your iron. Spraying on the back just keeps most of the starch in the fabric.

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Now…. whether to starch or not to starch…. that’s a discussion for another day!

 

 

Craftsy

Keep it Sassy♥

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January 23, 2019
~ Pinwheels and Pinwheels and Pinwheels ~ from Podunk Pretties

Who doesn't love pinwheels?   It's one of the first quilt blocks most of us learn to make after the Rail Fence and Nine Patch.  They are fun and really not hard to make with today's new quick tricks.  The Magic 8 HST's is the fastest way to make a bunch of pinwheels fast.  
Two pieces of fabric = 2 Pinwheels.  So today I'm going to show you just how quick and easy they are to make.  If you would like to try The Magic 8 HST's method you will find a FREE printable chart by ...

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January 19, 2019
Ask Sassy! Asking Sassy Quilting Questions… from The Sassy Quilter

Hey guys! Do you have lots of quilting questions you are dying to know the answers to? But…. are afraid to ask? or don’t know who to ask!

Well Ask Sassy!

You can feel free to ask in the comments or email me if you prefer to be anonymous:)

Todays Question:

Dear Sassy,

“I had fabric of whites, reds and some other colors. Well the starch spilled and now some of the red color is now on my white fabric, it bled together. Is there anything I can do to  get rid of the red stain on my white ...

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December 25, 2018
~ My Goodness Clue 5! ~ from Podunk Pretties

 Well we are moving along at lightening speed!  The Good Fortune Mystery by Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville is one of the best quilt along's of the year.  I like it because it moves fast.  No messing around for a year like most BOM's, mystery or quilt along's.  So this week I may get a tad behind due to the holiday festivities.  No worries there's plenty of time next week to catch up.  I'll be making most of my units using a technique not mentioned by Bonnie.  This weeks clue/unit has several different names.  Bonnie ...

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December 19, 2018
Ask Sassy! Asking Sassy quilting questions… from The Sassy Quilter

Ask Sassy!

Hey guys! Do you have lots of quilty questions you are dying to know the answers to? But…. are afraid to ask? or don’t know who to ask! Feel free to ask Sassy(me,lol) anything you want to know and if I don’t know, then I will do the research to find out!

Leave your question in the comments or email me if you prefer to be anonymous:)

This weeks Quilting Question….

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Why when I’m piecing my blocks why does it never line up right? Everything seems off a little.

This is a great ...

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December 10, 2018
Sassy Tip-106 from The Sassy Quilter

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Sassy tip #106:

Trimming Half Square Triangles!

I recently was at a quilt retreat and shared these tips that I use to make speedy work of trimming half square triangles…

This ruler right here is a life saver!

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•With this ruler you are trimming two sides of the triangle at one time!

You just line up your stitched line with the size HST you are looking for and zip zip.

•Now the next step is how to get those dog ears off of there!

I use a cut diamond as my mental reference…

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You want to cut the corners of ...

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December 1, 2018
~ It Seams Too Short ~ TIP from Podunk Pretties

Early this morning while working on the On Podunk Pond (On Ringo Lake)  nine patches I kept having the same problem over and over with my blocks.  As hard as I try to accurately press, cut  and piece my quilts, there's always a few little errors and tweaks in every quilt.  Some errors can be fixed while others can be hidden the quilt so no one will ever know.  


This morning the problem was a pesky little 1/16 - 1/8 inch overage on several units.  The red arrow below points to the problem. The green arrows are pointing ...

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November 17, 2018
Sassy Tip of the Week-105 from The Sassy Quilter

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Sassy tip #105:

To get nice flat quilt blocks…

Place a heavy book or two on your block after pressing. The weight of the book will keep the seams extra flat as it cools. I even set them on a whole stack that I have pressed!

Please don’t judge my nasty ironing board! A whole lot of pressing happened there:)

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October 26, 2018
Reminders are a Quilters Best Friend from Terificreations's Weblog

My favorite boss of all time said frequently, “We don’t need new teaching, we need reminders.” I’m going add that learning and teaching the basics is essential. A while back I wrote a post on having “the talk“ Around the same time I wrote this on a popular social media site: You are a smart,… Continue reading Reminders are a Quilters Best Friend

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October 20, 2018
Quilting/Embroidery Problem Solving from Terificreations's Weblog

The other day I posted this, “While working on some embroidery I thought my machine had a problem. I’d get started stitching and the stabilizer would tear, the thread was building up underneath in a most unbecoming way. Re-threaded, cleaned, oiled, changed the needle, checked the stitch plate. Still happening. I decided to change the… Continue reading Quilting/Embroidery Problem Solving

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October 19, 2018
Quilt backing Ideas from Sewing Under the Little Mushroom Cap

How to know when to buy yards and yards of fabrics for backing?

Do you stash fabrics that are specifically for backing a quilt?

They need to be a large piece for sure and buying large pieces of fabrics is risky.

In the end, it may seems that all of your quilt doesn’t match the backing fabric you have in stash. Have you been in this situation before?

And if there are any fabrics, the fabric is not enough to back a quilt. Ughhh.

That’s me. Cause I rarely ever buy more than 3 yards of the same ...

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October 3, 2018
A Quick Way to Choose Fabric Colors For A Quilt from Adele Mogavero

Are you intimidated by selecting fabric colors for your next quilting project? Do you wear the same colored socks? I don’t worry about that… who’s gonna see my mismatched socks inside my winter boots anyway? And I don’t think you

The post A Quick Way to Choose Fabric Colors For A Quilt appeared first on Adele Mogavero * Del~Lillian's.

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September 25, 2018
Choosing Colors for Your Next Quilt from Adele Mogavero

Recently I went to a meeting where the speaker explained color theory and How to pick out colors for quilts. Ugh. The worst part of this whole experience was the quilter sitting across the table from me who at the

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September 17, 2018
6 tips to improve piecing accuracy in quilting from Sewing Under the Little Mushroom Cap

There is always room for improvement.

And that has always been my motto for life. And I am always trying to simply improve little by little. Including my sewing skill.

In this post, I am going to be sharing with you 6 tips to improve accuracy for patchwork quilt making, so that you can be happily sewing blocks together into rows, and have those blocks all the same exact size.

Let me know if you have more tips to share. The comment box is always open for new input.

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May 16, 2018
Where to Find Free Quilting Patterns from Quilter's Review

You know you’re an avid quilter when you get excited about bringing home a new book loaded with patterns. But what if a new book isn’t in the budget and you’re itching to try a new pattern? Luckily, there are plenty of free quilting patterns online. If you’re new to quilting and still trying to […]

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April 26, 2018
13 Sewing Applique Tips and Tricks to Try Right Now from Quilter's Review

Many quilters are turned off by applique because they’ve been told it’s difficult and fickle. Other sewists have tried it, but they had a bad experience that left a sour taste in their mouths. With the right technique, applique isn’t as intimidating as it seems. Use these 13 tips to perfect your applique technique. 1. […]

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April 9, 2018
Quilty Questions ~ How to Keep a Cat Off the Ironing Board? from Curlicue Creations

 Today's Quilty Question:  How to Keep a Cat Off the Ironing Board?

Cats love ironing boards!  They are toasty warm.  They are elevated.  They are where the action is.  So how do you keep your furry friends off the ironing board?  Here are a few ideas.

 My cats refused to participate in this experiment.  They were busy sleeping in the warm sunshine.  I'll be using Pepper here in the photos.

 Technique #1:  Spray bottle of water.  This plant mister works well with my cats.  After a spray or two, I can just leave the bottle on the board ...

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